Cable – The Chrono-Warrior

Champion Breakdown

About Cable

Character Class: Mutant

Brief Overview: Nathan Summers, also known as Cable, is a battle-hardened warrior from a future timeline, wielding a unique blend of mutant telekinesis and advanced technology. Cable's primary abilities include Regeneration, Incinerate, Concussion, and True Strike, making him a versatile and formidable opponent on the battlefield. His unique qualities stem from his techno-organic virus infection, which he uses to enhance his combat effectiveness.

Cable Origin: Cable was born to Scott Summers and Madelyne Prior, created by Mister Sinister to be a genetically superior mutant. Sent to the future as an infant to save his life from a deadly virus, Cable returns as a powerful warrior with unmatched combat skills and futuristic technology.

Lore Background

Cable History: Raised in a dystopian future, Cable was trained as a soldier from a young age. He learned to harness his mutant abilities and adapt to his techno-organic infection, becoming a prominent figure in various timelines. Upon returning to the present, Cable takes on the role of a guardian of time, using his knowledge and powers to influence crucial events.

Personality Traits: Cable is known for his stoic and determined personality. His experience in war makes him a focused and strategic fighter, always planning several steps ahead. In the game, this is reflected in his methodical and tactical combat style, leveraging his abilities to gain the upper hand.

Cable's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Regeneration, Incinerate, Concussion, True Strike

  • Basic Attacks: Cable’s basic attack moves are powerful and calculated. His light attacks are quick jabs, medium attacks feature telekinetic-enhanced punches, and his heavy attack, the Techno Organic Strike, causes degeneration in non-robotic opponents.
    • Light Attacks: Swift jabs that chip away at the enemy.
    • Medium Attacks: Stronger punches infused with telekinetic energy.
    • Heavy Attack: Techno Organic Strike - 100% chance to degenerate non-robotic opponents for up to 400% of your attack over 15 seconds.
  • Passive and Active Abilities:
    • Passive – Techno Organic Repairs: 15% chance to regenerate 15% health over 10 seconds each time a bar of power is filled. This ability stops working below 25% health.
    • Passive – Belle Future: Poison durations are reduced by 20% each time a poison is triggered on Cable. Once reduced to 0, gains a 50% passive bonus to special damage.
    • Passive – Techno Organic Infection: When caused to bleed, Cable has a 100% chance to trigger his heavy attack degeneration on his opponent.

Special Attacks:

  1. Short Controlled Bursts: Cable knocks back his opponent and uses his plasma rifle. This attack becomes unblockable under a True Strike Buff.
  2. Charge Shot: Employs a telekinetic wave followed by a high-energy charged blast. It incinerates the enemy, dealing 100% of your attack as energy damage over 10 seconds. Also, reduces perfect block chance and block proficiency by 50%, and has an 84% chance to give the opponent a concussion, reducing their ability accuracy.
  3. TK Rifle: Enhances his plasma rifle with telekinesis, locking on the target and unleashing a barrage of firepower, granting True Strike for 15 seconds, allowing him to ignore armor, resistances, and evasion.

Signature Ability: Techno Organic Virus Suppression - This ability increases Cable's power gain by 16.5% over 10 seconds with a 40% chance, each time a bar of power is filled. Awakening this ability significantly enhances Cable’s capability to maintain a high power level, making his specials more accessible and frequent.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Utilize Cable’s regeneration to stay in the fight longer. Time your special attacks to maximize their debuffs and manage your power levels to trigger regenerations and keep opponents on their heels.

Advanced Techniques: Master the timing of your Heavy Attack to ensure your opponent is frequently degenerated. Use Special 2 strategically to apply Incinerate and Concussion effects for control over the battle.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Recovery: Enhances Cable's regeneration ability, crucial for maintaining health.
  • Inequity/Resonate: These masteries reduce opponent's attack, synergizing with Cable's debuffs and regeneration abilities for sustained combat effectiveness.
  • Willpower: Augments Cable's natural regeneration, keeping him in fights longer and above the critical health threshold.

Team Composition: Pair Cable with champions that can further enhance his survivability and damage output.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Family: Cyclops, Cyclops (90’s), Phoenix - All Champions gain +6% Health.
  2. Enemies: Deadpool, Deadpool (X-Force) - All Champions gain +7% to Critical Hit Rate.
  3. Teammates: Rogue - All Champions gain +5% Perfect Block Chance.

Countering Cable

Counter Tactics: Look for champions that can negate Cable’s healing or drain his power. Keep the pressure on to prevent him from utilizing his regeneration and special attacks effectively.

Cable Counters:

  1. Guillotine: Reverses Cable's regeneration, turning his strength into a weakness.
  2. Vision (Both): Power drain and heal block prevent Cable from regenerating.
  3. Magik: Power-locking keeps Cable’s abilities in check and mitigates his power gain.


Final Thoughts: Cable’s combination of healing and high damage potential make him an invaluable asset. With proper management of his powers and strategic use of his abilities, Cable can dominate battles.

Encouragement to Experiment: Players are encouraged to explore various strategies and team compositions to unlock Cable’s full potential and discover optimal ways to leverage his unique abilities.